Keeping pace with a new Presidential Administration can be a challenge, especially in one’s first week in DC. With some help from their Ethics and Leadership course, our Spring 2017 students are doing just that.
Some semesters start just like any other. And some semesters are different. The Spring 2017 semester begins in historic fashion, as the Trump Administration and its adversaries do historic battle in our backyard.
What is the purpose of education? That was the question legendary Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert George addressed at the American Enterprise Institute yesterday, with SEGL students and faculty in the front rows.
SEGL’s growing community celebrated Family/Homecoming Weekend 2016 in extraordinary fashion this year. Highlighting the event was an interactive session with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and a $400,000 matching challenge from the Dan, Nanna, and Sebastian Stern Family.
Last week the man at the heart of the maelstrom came to SEGL. FBI Director James Comey, whose decision not to indict Hillary Clinton for improper use of a private email server (and, later, to inform Congress he was reviewing additional emails) have profoundly impacted the current Presidential campaign, spent over an hour with SEGL students in our main parlor.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will headline a terrific line-up at this year’s SEGL Family/ Homecoming Weekend festivities!
The Secretary will speak briefly and answer questions from the audience starting at 12:45pm on Saturday, October 15th.
Week one of our Fall 2016 semester is complete, and our students are already leaving a positive impression. This week we hosted our first two guest speakers during our “Introduction to Ethical Decision Making” case study.
What is it like to testify before Congress? To argue a case in front of the Supreme Court? In the final days of the Summer 2016 semester our students got a taste when they presented their capstone policy document to a leading White House expert on cyber warfare.
Our Summer Institute days pack a powerful punch, and recent domestic and international events have heightened our purpose here. In the last week and a half we have confronted three complicated cases and visited with a former NRA President, the Executive Director of a leading gun control group, a former Assistant Secretary of State, genocide survivors, a former lead Palestinian negotiator, and President Bush’s lead Middle East advisor.